Coun Martin McCaughran was contacted by a disabled resident of Broughton Street, Darwen, whose grey bin had been set alight and destroyed.Yes, even if it’s not your fault it was destroyed. Nice little racket, eh?
He was told that Blackburn with Darwen Council now charges up to £30 to replace bins due to budget cuts.
Coun Faryad Hussain said: “We always advise people to bring in their bins as soon as their rubbish has been collected, or to ask a neighbour to do it for them, due to the possibility of vandalism."Excellent! Just what a pensioner or disabled resident can manage, I suppose?
But in comments, an interesting point is raised:
useyourhead, great harwood says...Indeed you can’t. Unless you’re a council worker.
I've been told the bins are the councils and even though mine have been damaged during emptying it's my problem and I've to pay for replacements!!!
If the bins are the councils then they are their responsibility, can't have your cake and eat it!